Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.
Your assumptions about the lives of others are in direct relation to your naïve pomposity.
–Cheryl Strayed: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar